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. click or call. >> and welcome back to "hannity." now that the obama administration has taken more money out of your wallet each and every week. you want to know where some of your hard earned money is going? it will probably make you angry. the new york post through the freedom of information act got a hold of record of welfare recipients. they took out cash at bars and liquor stores and x-rated video shops, huka bars and strip clubs where they presumably spent tax money on lap dances rather than diapers. unbelievable. glad it's going to good use, that's what fair share is about. joining me with reaction michael meyers and sirius xm host david webb. strip bar, you've been to a hooka bar? i've walked by. i didn't know what it was a month ago. >> here is the thing, you lower the bar for people to spend money to feed a government program. there's another side to this besides the fact that like texas, like other states, you can identify the atm machines and decide you can't withdraw from this atm machine or that atm machine in that establishment because it's supposed to be about feeding you
over gun control reform. the obama administration could make a powerful move to make sure legislation moves forward. >> a decision over whether to take the alleged colorado movie theater gunman to trial now rests in the hands of a judge. more on the troubling evidence shown in court yesterday. time now is 4: 36. we'll be back.  >>> vice president joe biden is scheduled to meet with members of the nra today. president obama is asking congress for several provisions to the law including banning military style assault rifles and high capacity magazines. yesterday, biden and eric holder met with two survivors of the virginia tech shooting. biden said the obama administration will act quickly in order to curb gun violence. as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way. >> one arizona sheriff is launchings his own plan to protect kids in school. his plan includes as many as 500 armed volunteers patrolling areas
credibility with kind of average americans so, if the obama administration could get them onboard with some sort of gun control and they would call it common sense, of course, gun control. that would be huge. it's unclear whether or not that is going to happen, but i think it's very likely that's what the white house hopes to do. >> you wrote -- you wrote in your piece on this. walmart cooperated with michael bloomberg. bloomberg is a gun hater. he wants to control all guns, i believe he wants to ban all guns. i wasn't really sure. walmart's not going to ban all guns. the administration's not going to ask him to do that. >> you're right. absolutely right. walmart is thought of as this conservative company. but as you know, larry, big business tends to benefit from regulation. and, in fact, walmart already complies with bloomberg's. he has this thing where walmart is already voluntarily complying with onerous regulations voluntarily. so if they were -- let's just pie in the sky here. let's say they came out in favor of closing the gun loophole. that means i couldn't sell you a gun, for examp
because we have some confidence that the obama administration, if it comes to it, we'll do it. if it's necessary. a lot of the people who supported president obama said, "mark my words. he is a man of his word, he does this quite seriously." then he turns around and appoints perhaps the most prominent skeptic of any kind of military intervention in iran as his defense secretary. if you're sitting in israel, you're wondering just how reliable is the united states and maybe we should go it alone. so, for that reason alone, simply the appointment of chuck hagel is going to make the israelis more skiddish and perhaps more prone to act. >> here's the irony. who said that military action against iran could prove catastrophic? that was robert gates. our former defense secretary. who said that it could embroil us in a conflict that we can forget? that was leon panetta. it was true, bret, i think you are right that we need the military option on the table as hagel has repeatedly said. that does not mean we can't have a public conversation in this country about the tremendous dangers that war
and see first hand how the obama administration war on coal is impacting many american families. first what does 2013 hold for conservatives and the republican party. what should be the gop agenda be for the new year. morning of america former drug czar bill bennett. welcome back. >> happy new year. how are you, sean? >> basic question. owe ma wins but the republicans stay in the house. what should they be thinking the republicans thinker the final stopgap against the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would hav
of their right to bare arms. >> reporter: the obama administration says they're looking for ways to stop mass shootings like the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the vice. and his task force are talking to a range of groups, from victims of gun violence to major gun sellers like wal-mart and even hollywood. cbs news has learned president owe bam pa will likely reveal -- obama will likely reveal new ideas to introduce to cut down gun violence. the white house could also recommend universal background checks for gun buyers and a national gun database. many members of congress oppose the measures, but the vice president says the president may be able to bypass congress and use an executive order. mike collins works at a virginia gun shop. he says all the talk about new restrictions had boosted business. >> a lot of people have been on the fence. they were thinking about buying them anyway. all this did was speed up their decision to get it now. >> reporter: collins says the spike in sales is creating a shortage of guns and ammunition. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> the gun c
a month. >>> president obama is looking within his own administration to find his next treasury secretary. he could announce as early as today that he will nominate jack lew to head the treasury. he's white house chief of staff now and served as budget director during the obama administration and clinton administrations. he would succeed timothy geithner who announced plans to step down at the end of the month. >>> president obama's already got another cab debtnition to fill. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation yesterday. she said she decided ton serve during the second term after talking with her family and close friends. solis will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. president obama calls her a tireless champion for working families. >>> five militants dead in yet another drone attack in pakistan. intelligence sources say the drone fired four missiles at a house near the pakistan/afghanistan border. several people were also injured there. it is the fifth drone strike in north waziristan this year. about 40
? >> rosa brooks has written about this. it's called no girls allowed, and why the obama administration needs hormone therapy. rosa brooks is a national security law professor at georgetown. she spent two years working for michelle flournoy at the pentagon. great to see you. thanks for your time. >> glad to be here, rachel. >> in terms of the raw numbers, the obama administration is roughly equivalent to the clinton administration in terms of female appointees. it is doing better than the bush administration. but you feel like they're worthy of some criticism on this subject? >> oh, i hold president obama to a pretty high standard. i would like to think after the eight years of the bush administration, we could do a little better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration. although i have to say, if i were valerie jarrett and i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney too. >> on the issue of michelle flournoy, you're not totally objecting on this. she is highly regarded in washington, not just by you, but by pretty much e
in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push
. let's get you up-to-date with our top stories. >> obama administration and nra are one day away from a gun control showdown. >>> rush limbaugh is speaking out against what he calls a liberal attempt to normalize pedophilia. the conservative radio host says it could be the next step for those who support gay marriage. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia and i guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same when you first heard about gay marriage. what has happened to gay marriage? it's become normal and in fact with certain people in certain demographics, it's the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. >> limbaugh cited a column that quotes academic researchers who claim pedophilia is a distinct sexual orientation. and limbaugh says the media went easy on the elmo puppeteer who lost his job after several men came forward saying they had sexual relationships with clash when they were teens. >>> big changes to facebook. the social media giant debuting new apps and revamped the mobile facebook site. the news feed now provides the same sorting opti
. the meeting is part of a series biden is holding to come up with recommendations for the obama administration on gun policy, by the end of this month. colin goddard spokesman for the brady campaign joins us. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> when we talked about the connecticut school shooting you said there is always a lot of talk after incidents like this but not enough action were you pleased with the outcome of today's meeting? >> absolutely. it was encouraging to see, serious commitment to a comprehensive look at our gun policy and violence in america how we can mitigate that through even changing the culture around violence and gun play in america. it was really really encouraging, motivational to see the administration talk seriously about this. >> i understand the vice president said it was critical to act, saying the administration is considering its own executive action as well as measures by congress. >> he likened it to the automobile accidents in the country and drinking and driving how after decades of regulatory policy changes as well as changing the culture ar
congress about the obama administration's plan to reduce the national debt when he was budget director. and if lew does:00 treasury secretary, his signature will grace the dollar bill, not that you will be able to read it. take a look at this. >> that is like graffiti. >> it starts off way soft j but followed by seven scribbles. this is his actual signature on a white house document. the signature of the treasury secretary is on the lower right corner of every u.s. dollar. >> you know, he will be signing so many things or probably has that you just get lazy. >> i now have a new married name that i do not use on the air clearly that i cannot write two of the letters from one letter to the next in cursive so i just -- i'm catching a lot of heat for it. >> you're big time so you just -- there you go. just the first letter and keep it going. >> it is a doctor's signature. >> that's right. coming up next, d.c. mayor vincent gray announces a crackdown on impaired driving in the district. >> we'll have a look at some of the improvements in place including a breathalyzer. >> not terribly cold
and the suspect is taken into custody. >>> the obama administration's plans to find concrete proposals to prevent gun violence started today. the nra got a seat at the table. crag bosswell has more. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will have a list of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: he's focused on the types of weapons to be owned and month the suggestions from the task force is a ban on high-capacity gun clips and closing what is called the gun show loophole. the administration said it's looking for legislative proposals and may try executive action. >> the truth is that through executive action, it's very tough for the white house to make that much of a difference and they not going ban the show or close the gun show loophome. >> reporter: they say attendance is up dramatically. the loophole allows unlicensed sellers to sell weapons without a background check. president obama asks r the task force after the
better than the bush administration. >> i hold president obama to a high standard, i would like to think we could do a little bit better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration, although, if i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney, too. >> you are not objective about this, apparently, having worked for michelle fourneau. were you surprised that she didn't get the nod? were you surprised that chuck hagel specifically did? >> i was surprised. i thought it was a fantastic opportunity for president obama to make an historic gesture and nominate the first female secretary of defense. it is one of those situations where it struck me, obviously, i am completely biased. but it struck me that the most qualified person was a woman. chuck hagel is an impressive guy who i admire in a lot of ways. i don't know why he thinks that it takes a republican to be nominated two times out of three. >> michelle fourneau, her job as under-secretary was historically high level achievement, for somebody in the defense world. when she was ther
the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would have told you that states would vote for gay marriage, you probably wouldn't have believed it because 30 some odd states rejected it. legalizing marijuana for recreational use it has the country moved
continued by the obama administration. >> with the 6,000-page classified investigation, including the c.i.a. program did not provide ballot intelligence,be the chair of the senate intelligence committee made clear she will press for answers. i will be discussing the intelligence committee recently completed report and will ask how he would respond to the reports findings and conclusions if confirmed. the republican senator john mccain said that it's further scrutiny, especially what role he played in the so-called enhanced interrogation program. brennan's public statement appear inconsistent. in a seven interview he said the program saved lives. year later he denounced the c.i.a. interrogation. this week the white house emphasized the latter statement from 2008. >> he made clear that he opposed the so-called enhanceed interrogation technique. two, the past four years john brennan served as this president's chief counterterrorism advisor. >> supporters say it saved lives and it laid the foundation of mapping the al-qaeda structure. at the least, they may accelerate the declassification a
walmart. a me go today in washington on gun violence. an obama administration official telling cnn walmart's representative will meet only with attorney general, eric holder, and not with the vice president. remember, walmart was originally not going to attend the meeting at all but changed its mind yesterday. >>> when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden made it clear if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone, as in bypass congress and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders and action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> gun rights advocates took the remark as a threat charging it is the first step in sfrtrippin americans of their second amendment rights. listen to rush limbaugh. >>> when biden, himself, a liberal democrat, says himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, a bunch of leftist democrats are talking ab
. >> reporter: jeff duncan sharply challenged the obama administration saying the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders being used to restrict our constitutional rights. we live in a republic, not dictatorship. since last month's newtown massacre, president obama has called for reinstating an assault weapons ban and limiting high capacity magazines. in new york, democratic governor andrew cuomo was fired up, demanding a strict new crackdown on guns. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer and too many innocent people have died already. and the m end the madness now. >> reporter: gun safety isn't the only issue at the president's agenda now. and the vice president will be meeting with members of the nra. at the white house, the president will be introducing his nominee to be the next treasury secretary, jack lew, presently the president's chief of staff. you see him on your screen, formerly the president's budget director replacing out-going secretary timothy geithner and another position has to be filled, the position being vacated by th
in the bush administration. now he's being nominated by the obama administration. i think it's an opportunity for us all to raise hell about the issue and demand that the senate in the confirmation hearings ask him questions about the program. >> cenk: i suspect senator widen will have some objections. i suspect, and then we'll be done. we'll get massively outvoted. what does that tell us about the state of the democratic party when the democratic president takes a guy considered so loathsome that he could not nominate to be head of the c.i.a. in 2009 because of torture-related issues, now nominates him and will get the democratic party to go along with it. >> i think it's an indication of why partisan politics has its limitations and why it's important that people who care fundfundamentalfundamentally about issues be and we should have learned from the lgbt community there is one way that government responds, that is pressure. when people talked to me and said please tell obama this, please tell obama that. the notion that we have that kind of power is only a little bit misleading, but on th
including the nra made their case to vice president joe biden today as the obama administration aims to curb gun violence. we'll tell you how today's meeting played out. >> also ahead tonight. >> reporter: this may look like a doctor's office, but it's actually one of the d.c.'s new medical marijuana dispensaries. i'm beth parker. i'll take you on a tour coming up. >> later on the news edge, the real star of argo, meet the maryland man who is not only responsible for the american success story but may wind up with an oscar, also.  >>> a news alert from colorado where a judge ruled this evening there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for suspected movie theater gunman james holmes. the preliminary hearing was held this week to determine whether the case should go to trial. holmes is accused of murdering 12 people, wounding 70 others in july. he's scheduled to be formerly charged tomorrow. his lawyers asked for the arraignment to be delayed. >>> a 16-year-old california student is in custody after he brought a shot gun and 20 rounds of ammunition to school this morning in t
, chuck. i think you're right. a lot of obama care is administrative. it is just the grinding details of administrative government. >> building it essentially. >> but the other thing is the republicans are going to try to attack medicaid, chris, and medicare, but medicaid in particular. if they drain and slash funding for medicaid in the regular budget negotiations that chuck is talking about, that will make implementing obama care that much harder because a lot of the money to expand coverage for the uninsured comes from medicaid. >> okay. i think immigration is my biggie for this year. >> that's the legacy thing for him. >> that's easy to do. >> i think so, too. i have never understood why it's so hard to do immigration. >> but it is now easy to do. now it's easy. that's right. now it's easier. look, deals don't get done in washington unless there is political benefit for both sides. >> right. >> and on immigration republicans know they have to get it done. it will get done. that's the easiest thing on the president's agenda. >> let them put the teeth in it, get the issue off their
into the administration, which has been the case by the way, not just in the obama administration but in the bush administration and clinton administration. for example, i -- jack lew came before the budget committee a couple of years ago, and i'm a member. i said, mr. lew, give me your understanding of the role that wall street played in terms of deregulation and deregulation of wall street that helped cause this terrible recession? he didn't think so. most economists do think so. all of those issues concern me. jack lew is a decent guy and smart guy and knows the budget. i want people in the administration prepared to stand up for struggling working families and are prepared to deal with wall street, not simply come from wall street. >> sir, you're on record about jack lew. i want to get you on record about the breaking news that jay rockefeller announcing he's not going to seek another term come 2014. he's been a five-term senator from west virginia. what does this mean to the balance of power in the senate? >> well, i'm not an expert on the politics of west virginia. jay rockefeller has been
by december 2014. the obama administration says it has no plans to keep troops there unless afghan president hamid karzai requests them to stick around. the news comes days before president obama is set to meet with mr. karzai. is lance armstrong about to come clean about doping? he's given a tell-all interview to oprah winfrey. he's always denied it. the oprah show airs january 17. >>gretchen: here's a big mystery. one day he was jumping for joy, the winner of a one million-dollar lottery prize. by the following month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn't
report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is reportedly preparing to unveil a new push for immigration reform in the coming months. according to the new york times, president obama will ask congress to approve measures including a new path to citizenship for some of 11 million undocumented people currently in the united states, as well as a guest worker program for low-wage immigrant workers. a bipartisan group of senators is working on a comprehensive bill that could be introduced as early as march. the administration is backing eventual citizenship after deporting more than 400,000 undocumented people in the 2012 fiscal year, the largest number in u.s. history. a number of civilians have been killed in an explosion that followed a u.s.-led nato raid in afghanistan. the victims reportedly died as they tried to collect the bodies of taliban fighters who have been killed in a firefight with u.s. troops around a mosque. it is not clear what caused the explosion as the fighters had already been shot dead when the blast occurred. estimates of the civilian death toll stand b
the obama administration is coming for their guns? cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has been looking into that. and this is something that has spanned the obama administration. you hear from so many gun owners who say, he's going to take our guns away. he says no. >> we've been hearing this for year, joe. you've been to these gun stores, i've been to these gun stores. the president addressed this fear today in his news conference and he accused the gun industry of trying to exploit it. take a look inside any firearms shop these days and it's clear nothing sells guns like the fear of gun control. >> every time the president or senator feinstein comes out and talks about restricting second amendment rights of u.s. citizens, the phone rings off the hooshk, the line goes out t door. gun sales skyrocket. >> reporter: just outside the nation's capital in virginia, the ar-15 assault-style rifle is not the only item hard to keep in stock. high capacity magazines are selling fast too. the store's website warns customers last chance, due to uncertainty of obama's potential unilateral a
. this is not really -- the obama administration knows that the last thing they want to do is to portray themselves as anything even close to confiscating guns. that's why even in their language, they talk about curbing gun violence. they don't use the word gun control. they do that as a way to try and avoid some of this insane talk about hitler who you should never, never, by the way, invoke because that is -- >> i entirely agree and i think all of us wood. >> absolutely. everyone would, and i think it diminishes any intelligent discussion of how to curb gun violence when you go that way. >> absolutely. i want you all to hear from the pied piper of lunatic conspiracy theories on the right. take a listen, please, to the one and only rush limbaugh. >> talking about guns and executive orders. if given the chance, they'd take your gun away from you. what in the world are you talking about? executive orders for what? taking guns. confiscation. >> ryan, he appears to be whipping up a frenzy that has no basis in fact. isn't this also highly irresponsible knowing that there are people in this country who
give me your college records. the obama administration didn't respond to that at all. but comedian bill maher did. he went on the "tonight" show in light of what trump did and said you know what? i'll donate $5 million to a charity if trump can prove he's not the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan. so he took a nasty swipe at the donald. now guess what? the donald has fired back. he sent a copy of his new york city birth certificate to bill maher. there's donald's birth certificate. and donald is saying write that $5 million to charity. >> it was a joke, trump. it's bill maher. >> interesting. >> never lose your sense of humor. donald trump. >> those are two media -- not media bashful guys. that is not over. >> i agree. >>> mark wahlberg, he has so many talented. especially in the chest area, very talented. but if he loses his day job as a movie star, he could be a tv anchor. look at that. he basically just bum-rushed the weather forecast here at a local news station. so that's making news, the weatherman. >> having a little fun at the local media's expense. that's not bad
these questions at an interesting time for the obama administration. >> reporter: the movie opens nationwide as john brennan prepares for confirmation hearings on capitol hill. >> john brennan is the first person to be nominated to be head of the cia who was at the agency at the time these kinds of technique were being used. >> reporter: it derailed his potential nomination for the same job four years ago. in 2008, human rights activists attacked brennan as a bush administration company man, in part because of what brennan said to cbs, that enhanced interrogation techniques produced valuable information. >> the agency has, in fact, used against the real hardcore terrorists. it has saved lives. >> reporter: now "zero dark thirty" is bringing that issue front and center before brennan's hearings. >> we will never find him. >> reporter: and ironically, it was the obama administration that backed the movie, giving filmmakers incredible access to top military and cia officials. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> repter: although filmmakers claim it was based on firsthand accoun
big debate playing out in washington over the obama administration's efforts to overhaul the nation's gun laws. we heard some of that this morning. here is the president addressing this issue during a white house news conference, we mentioned, moments ago. >> what you can count on is that the things that i've said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we could do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban that's meaningful that those are things i continue to believe make sense. >> megyn: new york senator chuck schumer is going a step further than the administration. now calling on wal-mart and other retailers to suspend sales of some types of weapons that are now perfectly legal until washington can come up with a new gun control policy. requests like that may be adding to the concern from gun owners as several gun shows around the country report record turnout. in fact, the president was asked about the growing number of gun sales. he
the debt ceiling? we're approaching that. we heard from the obama administration they have no backup plan if congress does not raise the debt ceiling, and the head of the house republican conference kathy mcmorris rogers says i think it's possible we should shut down the government to make sure the president understands we're serious. what do you think of that kind of talk? >> that's a terrible statement to make. shutting down government is different. now, we've got to be clear here. there's shutting down government in a budget fight. that's one thing. that's okay you can argue about that. the debt ceiling however is messing around with the full faith and credit of the united states. it would be bad for the economy when we played that game of russian roulette back in august of 2011. you could see the economy decline. you could see job creation going away. i'm with newt gingrich on this one. newt gingrich had taken a strong position that we should not use, that the republicans should not use the debt ceiling as leverage in this cutting spending. let's use the continuing
of the obama administration's approach there. the low troop numbers that they're contemplating, that they will be discussing with president karzai will not be any where near sufficient to accomplish our strategic objective, america's strategic objective which is defeating the taliban. and i think we're --. bill: it is fascinating. i apologize for the interruption how the events in benghazi are now shaping our foreign policy whether this administration wants to admit it or not. >> well that perhaps is the small glimmer of good news that they recognize that benghazi was a real debacle for our security policies for embassies overseas but the larger question here in afghanistan is the administration's unwillingness to do what we need to do to prevent 10 years of sacrifice and loss of life by our forces from simply being wasted if the taliban come back into power. bill: well this administration, this president, wants to get out of afghanistan, would you agree with that. >> absoluteliers the question is, what kind of a force do you leave behind? >> he is looking, they are leaking rec
fifteen million recipients have been added in the obama years and the cost is doubled. this administration gets people to sign up. this is what we want? a handout culture which drags youngsters in right from the start of their lives where dependency is taught from the get go. surely not. it goes against the american dream. i wasn't born here but i think i know what america is all about or used to be all about. individual responsibility, personal effort, liberty and justice for all. where is the liberty in dependency? where is the individual responsibility in looking to somebody else to feed you? defenders say food stamps for kids helps the economy and make some healthy. maybe. probably true. one in four children eating courtesy of taxpayers' changes the nature of our society. entitlement is not a birdie. dependency is not freedom. a handout is not prosperity. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by
. this, as the obama administration plans its final exit strategy from the decade-long conflict. the pentagon does not support the option, though, to pull out all american troops from afghanistan, saying some soldiers need to stay and tamp down al qaeda. new images this morning of american robert levinson kidnapped in iran in 2007 during a business trip. the photos were sent to the former fbi agent's family back in 2011. they released them on tuesday. in them, he is dressed like a prisoner at guantanamo bay. iranian officials have denied knowing anything about levinson's disappearance, a claim that u.s. officials doubt. >>> a nightmare for boeing amid safety woes for the company's much anticipated dreamliner. nbc's ron mott has more from logan international airport in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. double trouble for japan airlines and boeing over the past 48 hours here at logan as both companies investigate exactly what went wrong. two days in a row at boston's logan airport, a japan airline's jet has landed in the news. on tuesday, a new 787 full of pa
this as a doubling down of the current economic and fiscal policies from the obama administration. >> reporter: and an extension of the administration's get tough on wall street approach that has left the president trying to mend relationships with ceos. 2006 to 2009 chief operating officer at citi group where bets were made against the housing market. >> we are concerned that jack lew's connection to wall street has harmed his vision for what makes america strong and that is a strong main street. and while his record is thin, his public record about what's necessary is not exhaustive. >> reporter: sharp questions being raised once again over testimony lew delivered in his 2010 senate confirmation hearing where he appeared to down play the impact of deregulation on the financial crisis. >> i don't believe deregulation was the proximate cause. >> reporter: and framed his knowledge of the issue raising eyebrows once again. >> senator, as when discussed i don't consider myself an expert in some of the aspects in the financial industry. my experience is as a manager. >> disavowel of deregulation i
. the president of the nra is speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >> they made it very clear that the president's position on firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with that. >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons can be owned. and one is there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary h
that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of things in the future. the evidence shows that an assault weapons ban are not going to do that. what will do it is doing something about a broken mental health system that allows people that potentially violent to be the streets. >> reporter: furthermore, the nra is making it clear they don't think there are enough members of congress that favor an assault weapons ban to pass one. >> gregg: it's quite the face-off. is the nra's position cautioning the gun control advocates to back down at all? >> no, some are wondering out loud how much clout they have in 2013. >> the nra spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue i
the interest rate at a record low today. this comes as the obama administration delivers the message to britain saying you're special, but only special if you stay at the heart of the eu. they're under pressure to renegotiation the relationship with brussels. but the u.s. assistant secretary said such a plan would have major consequences. as chairman of the business in europe outlined on cnbc last night. >> we don't want to run the risk of trying to set the bar too high in the sense that there's some fantastic renegotiation we can have where we can cherry pick the bits we like, get rid of the bits we don't, because the chances of that happening are probably close to zero. so we don't want to see any risk in our membership. we want more reform by absolutely we do. we made that very clear in the letter. but we don't want to risk or membership because our membership is responsible for millions of jobs and underpins our future prosperity. >> so that debate is going to em. at the same time, david, you think the pound is going to come under pressure. it's a triple cocktail that's going to undermine i
of the virginia tech shooting. the obama administration will act quickly to curb gun violence. >>> and northern virginia's congressional delegation will launch a major push to get the fbi to relocate headquarters to the commonwealth. this is turning into quite the regional battle. local leaders also want the fbi and lobbying hard to move to the home turf bringing with an estimated 12,000 employees. allison. >> thanks, melanie. now to a health alert. robert griffin iii's knee surgery is being called a success. he's expected to stay in florida so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. he had his torn lcl repaired and a revision of the acl construction. estimated recovery time 6 to 8 months. we talked with dr. ben shaffer about his road to recovery and what it's going to take him to be ready for next season. >> i would guess that he'll be immobilized for a short period of time 3 to 6 weeks. that will be in deference. they'll work on strengthening the knee and normal quads and hamstring function and ultimate return to agility drills and back to the fields activities. >> so amazin
. adam shapiro joining us now. >> just a few companies actually acknowledged this. in 2009, the obama administration for big corporate donations, this time around, unlimited donations. at&t, microsoft, they have contributed. neither of them will disclose how much they have donated. in 2009, you could figure out who donated, where they worked and how much. steve ballmer and his wife each donated $50,000. of course, he is the ceo of microsoft. there are ten people that donated back in 2009. totaling about $250,000 in donations. this time around, all you get is a name. it is making it difficult to figure out where this money is coming from. we would encourage them, them being the administration and the committee for the inauguration, to be more forthcoming prior to the inauguration. by law, 90 days after the inauguration, they have to disclose who donated, how much money they donated and where it all came from. cheryl: that is transparency. adam shapiro, thank you very much. exactly quarter till right now. every 15 minutes stocks now. d getting a new annual high. nicole: we have been wat
ready to give up their portion use the obama administration divests itself of g.m. stock in the next couple of months, this company needs to start selling cars and raise its value. they feel this one is going to help them do that. it is the 2014 silverado. g.m. says it put 17,000 miles of testing on it. the starting price is expected to be under 25 grand. that's not bad. there you go. look for it the second quarter of 2013. more space for the driver, it's quieter, roomier and more bling. look for it mid this year. also from chevy, they rolled out the all-new corvette. i know you want one because i want one. 450 horsepower. the first corvette since 2005. draws a lot from design elements from the 1960's. this thing goes head to head with the porsche. it will roll into chevrolet dealerships in the fall. unless you think just middle-age guys like us want one, everyone wants wup. look at the jeep grand cherokee. they redid i -- redid this thing. it will tow 7,400 pounds. check this out from lincoln. you don't have to be an old guy anymore to like lincoln. the small luxury segment, big-tim
from the obama administration and how the republicans were to blame for not including women. then it turned out that mitt romney hired more women than any other state. >>brian: it was put out that in the white house women made less than men. if you look at the campaign, the president promised women contraceptives and abortions. he didn't promise them a table at power. >>gretchen: he wasn't in favor of that bill that would be equal pay, ledbetter bill. >>steve: we have secretary of state john kerry still in. the new secretary of defense is a man. the nominee any way. and the new c.i.a. director is a man. and not that i'm anti-man. but if they do need good candidates, mitt romney has got binders full of women he could supply at the white house. >>gretchen: we're falling back to that? >>brian: i never forget. on his radio show yesterday, mike huckabee, former governor of the great state of arkansas, said how come so much test test testerone in the cabinet and so little estrogen. he said if you look around, all these appointments he's making in the white house are all white guys
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